Former President Donald Trump has replaced his top Georgia lawyer, Drew Findling, ahead of his surrender on Thursday evening. Findling, who led Trump’s defense in Georgia, has been replaced by Steven Sadow, an Atlanta-based attorney known for his expertise in white collar and high-profile defense cases. According to sources, the decision to replace Findling was not based on his performance. Trump’s other Georgia attorney, Jennifer Little, will continue to work with Sadow on the legal team. Sadow expressed his belief in Trump’s innocence and stated that the case should be dismissed or presented to an unbiased jury.
Sadow has previously criticized RICO charges as a means for prosecutors to introduce inadmissible evidence. Meanwhile, Trump is set to surrender and be booked on charges related to his attempts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results. However, the booking process is expected to be swift, as Trump has already negotiated a consent bond agreement that includes a $200,000 bond and certain release conditions, such as refraining from using social media to target co-defendants and witnesses.
This is not the first time Trump has made changes to his legal team. In June, he replaced two of his top attorneys in a federal indictment case involving his alleged mishandling of classified documents. Trump has consistently shown a willingness to shake up his legal representation when necessary. Additional details about the situation continue to emerge.